The 11.11 sale was, in short, chaotic. There were flash sales to watch out for every hour, fluctuating prices, and an entire coupon management conundrum that made checkouts a lot more complicated than they’re supposed to.
Regardless, it was a short-lived but (hopefully) satisfying sort of chaos. The sleepless nights of adding to the cart and checking out don’t matter. You are happy with what you purchased and are actually looking forward to another shopping spree.
With 12.12 coming up, here are some of the best things to purchase based on what we learned in 11.11.
If there’s anything the 11.11 sale offered best, it was the wide selection of common household products, such as toiletries, cleaning items, and groceries–at over 50% off. If you didn’t get a chance to stock up, then now’s your chance.
Your favorite shampoo isn’t going to be on offer at 70% off every month, so if you find something you absolutely love at its lowest price, then pick a bunch up for later. Also, storage boxes with a regular price of Php287 will be available for about Php120 only.
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Grocery stores are NEVER on sale… unless it’s an online sale event. In 11.11, common pantry essentials, such as cereal and instant noodles, were sold at discounted prices, so you can watch out for getting food at a lower cost when 12.12 rolls around.
Essentials - 12:12 Forecast
Self-care was one of the biggest sale categories in 11.11. Some well-loved brands offered skincare at extremely discounted rates, so when you spot your faves on markdown, it’s not a bad idea to take advantage of the prices while you can.
Skincare - 12:12 Forecast
Although expensive does not always mean better results for your skin, 12:12 is a chance to grab those products with pricier ingredients because they are sometimes worth the try.
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Achieving that Christmas ambiance for your homes shouldn’t be expensive. From plates to coasters, mugs, and even tables, Lazada’s home decor category was dancing on top of 40% off signs, flash sales, and coupons. If you’ve been meaning to pick up some new pieces for your home, then put it on your browse list for 12.12!
Home Decor - 12:12 Forecast
No one can deny that one of the most anticipated 11.11 shopping categories was tech, and it didn’t disappoint. The sales were WILD, with phones on constant flash sales or with significant markdowns. Ring Lights (for your perfect Zoom call lighting) were practically 75% off. There’s a lot to be excited about in 12.12, as Lazada’s tech category isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Keep on the lookout to snag some of the best deals of the year.
Tech/Gadgets – 12:12 Forecast
The 12:12 Lazada event is a mega sale that hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for. Some stocks may run out while some coupons may not work during your checkout. Avoid disappointment during the shopping spree by considering the following tips:
Don’t start choosing products at the event itself. You can start browsing today so that you will have enough time to compare prices from different shops.
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Don’t leave products in your cart. If you’re satisfied with the price, go ahead and check out before it gets sold out or before the price increases.
Look for installment and gadget loan options. Your credit cards often offer up to 15% off when you use their promo code before payment. On the other hand, some online loans like pera247 are offering gadget loans through the sShopaLoan. Download the app and see if you get approved for your next online tool.
Watch the prices. There’s a sale timer on the bottom right of the products, which you can use to determine how much time there is left for the current sale, and when to expect a different price point. Some products fluctuated between 40%-70% within the day, so keep your eyes peeled for the best deals.
Don’t overspend. Sales are wonderful and rare to come by, but just because things are on sale, doesn’t mean that you need them. Shop smart and still think twice before completing the checkout.
Check for expiration dates, especially when purchasing consumables. Some items are down by 70% only to realize you bought something that will expire in a month.
Bear in mind:
Don’t worry if you failed to grab the best deals at the 12:12 Lazada sale. These shops always come up with promo events every after 30 days. And remember, some flash sales happen once in a while so you can purchase what’s left on your cart. Set your priorities and buy smart.